Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Monday, 13 April 2009

Brandon Marsh


Canada / Barnacle Goose


Mute Swan


Mute Swan


Great Crested Grebe


Coot


Well, I had a night shift from hell last night, I feel totally knackerd, falling asleep at the drop of a hat, decorating not going at all well, so felt the need for some fresh air! Despite it being a Bank Holiday, decided to go to Brandon in the hope of finding some migrants for my year list. I arrived to a very full car park at 1530 and walked without purpose around the reserve. Totalled 51 bird species and a Muntjac, so not bad really.

All the usual suspects were about, but migrants were few and far between. I was only able to add Reed Warbler and Little Ringed Plover to my year list. Stayed until 1930 when hunger was getting the better of me!

Todays List:

Robin; Jay (3); Wood Pigeon; Swallow (7); Carrion Crow; Magpie; Blackbird; Chiffchaff (8); Song Thrush (4); Cettis Warbler (6); Blue Tit; Great Tit; Chaffinch; Willow Warbler (4); Coot; Mute Swan; Green Woodpecker; Canada Goose; Bullfinch (2m 3f); Blackcap (5); Lapwing; Gadwall; Tufted Duck; Cormorant; Teal; Shelduck (3); Shoveler: Snipe (20+); Grey Lag Goose; Sand Martin (11); Ringed Plover (1); Mallard; Oystercatcher (2); Heron; Moorhen; Pheasant; Redshank (3); Water Rail (2); Pied Wagtail; Little Ringed Plover (2); Gt Cr Grebe; Black Headed Gull; Buzzard (1); Dabchick; Reed Bunting; Kingfisher (1); Stock Dove; wren; Reed Warbler; Barnacle Goose (1); Great Spotted Woodpecker; Muntjac (1).

And so to bed...................................................................................................

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